OLEAN - Anne C. Garey, of 525 East Spring St., passed away Wednesday, (Feb. 19, 2014), at Olean General Hospital after a brief illness.
Born April 27, 1920, in Lewistown, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Harry and Mildred Bruner. On Dec. 6, 1937, in the Parsonage of First Baptist Church, Olean, she married John L. Garey, who survives.
She was employed at various places including Olean Tile Co., W.T. Grants, Leo's Bakery, and retired from the JC Penney Company.
Anne was a member of the First Baptist Church, Olean, and loved to crochet, volunteer at Olean General Hospital, and take trips to Florida. She loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren and enjoyed the company of Dave and Sharyn.
In addition to her husband of 76 years, she is survived by two daughters, Nancy Shewairy of Ocala, Fla., and Sharyn (Dave Hornburg) Garey of Olean; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by a son, John A. Garey, Oct. 25, 1990; three sisters; and four brothers.
Family will receive friends at the First Baptist Church, Olean, Saturday (Feb. 22, 2014) from noon to 1 p.m., at which time funeral and committal services will be held. Associate Pastor Millard Cook will officiate. Burial will be in Allegany Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, 133 South Union St., Olean, NY 14760 or St. Jude's Children's Hospital, PO Box 1000 Dept. 42, Memphis, TN 38148-0142.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Guenther Funeral Home, Inc., 1303 East State St., Olean 14760.